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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
• Not just a novelty? There are fine absinthes, just like fine wine, whisky, and cognac.  Read more here:

 Frequently Asked Questions


Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.



Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.


White Fairy

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From the LdF website:

White Fairy is an absinthe blanche developed by Liqueurs de France and produced by the Emile Pernot distillery. This absinthe is released at 60% alcohol, which, we discovered, allows its delicate aromas to be less hindered by a high alcohol punch. As such, it also comes closer than our well-received Un Emile La Blanche 68 to the style and alcohol content found in Swiss 'La Bleue', which is typically between 50 - 60 %, but White Fairy uses no star anise, thus minimizing the 'licorice-like' taste.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Not bad, but dated
(Updated: September 25, 2008)
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Flavor / Mouthfeel 
This was a decent blanche back when it first came out, but has fallen behind the curve of late, with so many high quality products making appearances.

Color: Clean and bright without sediment

Louche: Nice milky white louche. A bit weak, but not weak enough to drop it to a 3.

Aroma: Not unpleasant but weak. Clean and crisp but lacking character.

Flavor: Not bad, but unremarkable. It's clean and crisp with just a bit of off-putting bitterness. The anise is surprisingly light. It's definitely dominated by the wormwood, which seems to be of acceptable but not exceptional quality. It would benefit from a higher quality AA.

Finish: Unremarkable.

Overall: Back when I bought this, I was glad that I did. At this point, I probably wouldn't buy another bottle because there are better blanches available at the same price.
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